Treasure Island

Bet Edgar


Twins


Twins at birth
Such cute little boys;
Loving and fighting
and sharing their toys.

Twins at birth,
growing together;
mirroring lives with
a bond never severed.

Twins at birth
Through marriage and life,
Distanced by miles
but never by strife.

Twins at birth
and in failing health,
Following each other
from life into death.

Submitted: Monday, September 23, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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My husband and his twin brother developed pancreatic cancer within days of each other and both of them died within four months of each other. I wrote this poem while reflecting on their closeness in life and in death.

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